Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti

The Damned

Director: Diego de Brea

Opening night: 27. 10. 2006


I am not the one who is attacked, I’m attacking you, I am not the one who’s accused, I’m accusing you. Defend yourselves!
A story in which the danger increases to a horrifying extreme that violent courage that bestows the demonic with a hint of romantic beauty. A story in which the events rule the man and not vice versa. A story, endlessly exciting, hypnotic, magnificent, monumental, strange, bizarre, but also insanely sublime, hot and sensual. A story in which the brilliance of imagination, sophisticated absurd, and surrealist fantasy confirm that nothing is real unless it is made up and that we don’t live to understand, but to think and dream. A story in which blood is too hot to cool down. A story in which the mind can no longer find an exit. A story in which the dark embodiment of evil and blindness wins over the light of the sun. Let’s not be virtuous, when vice is winning all the time.

The story begins on the February night of 1933 when the Reichstag was on fire and ends immediately after the notorious “Night of the Long Knives” in June 1934 and describes the fall of a German family in the time of the Nazi rise to power.

Cast and Creative Team

Sandi Pavlin - Baron Joachim von Essenbeck
Maruša Geymayer-Oblak - Baroness Sophie von Essenbeck, Joachim's widowed daughter-in-law
Matija Vastl - Martin von Essenbeck, her son
Uroš Maček - Friedrich Bruckmann, executive at the Essenbeck Steel Works, Sophie von Essenbeck's lover
Ivan Godnič - Baron Konstantin von Essenbeck, Joachim's nephew, widower, SA member
Željko Hrs - Günther von Essenbeck, his son, student, 18
Pavle Ravnohrib - Herbert Thallman, Joachim's nephew
Romana Šalehar - Elisabeth Thallman, his wife
Nataša Travnikar - Thilde Thallman, their daughter, 11
Dario Varga - Von Aschenbach, cousin, SS member
Boris Kos - Janek, butler
Jadranka Tomažič - Governess of Thallman's daughter
Ivan Rupnik - Icon
Olga Grad - Olga, Martin's mistress
Kristina Čufar - Lisa, a Jewish girl, 8
Staša Miklavec - Woman
Valerij Jeraj - German officer
Boštjan Kljakič - German officer
Štefan Marčec - German officer
Mitja Trampuš - German officer
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  Translator of the French version of the screenplay:
Suzana Koncut

Diana Koloini

Language consultant:
Mateja Dermelj

Stage designer:
Diego de Brea

Costume designer:
Leo Kulaš

Music selection:
Diego de Brea,
Silvo Zupančič

Sound designer
Silvo Zupančič

Sound designer, sound illustrations and atmospheres:
Silvo Zupančič

Light designer:
Diego de Brea

Light technician:
Tine Bolha

Barbara Pavlin

Stage manager:
Mitja Trampuš

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